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from nasa and it illustrates why superstrong sandy is ranked as one of the worst natural disasters to ever hit our nation and how it caused such widespread destruction. stretching from maine to the colts take on the sandy brought a storm surge along the mid-atlantic coast northward including a surge to 11 feet and the long island. massive storms and sustained winds were 90 miles per hour with hurricane force wind approximately 75 miles to the center and tropical storm force winds extending outward approximately 485 miles. according to fema, superstrong sandy winscombe storm surges and flooding hit 12 states. more than 8 million people lost power. transportation systems in new york, philadelphia, boston and washington d.c. shut down and over 12,000 commercial flights were halted. communities up and down the coast are battered. federal government has a responsibility to help in the recovery effort. initial estimates from new york and new jersey alone of disaster assistance total more than $70 billion, a staggering number. sandy demonstrates clearly why it is so important to move forw
of the silly aster sows, we can go to the russians and nasa to dismantle their systems so we don't have to deploy. sure enough -- immediately we were proven wrong. the peace movement in europe initially endorsed the idea that the zero option is a great idea, but then the reality sunk in that we didn't have the very strong negotiating position. what our job was in the early 80s was to convince the europeans that the only way we could get an agreement was to go forward with the deployment plan and it was hard. and ross will talk in a few minutes that reagan's own attitude towards nuclear weapons and how that was manifested. but i honestly believe elusiveness to bomb germany 1983. reagan actually saw several hundred thousand germans vigorously fighting the german police and opposition to the deployment of those missiles that he really internalized sense of opposition, the sense of concern about nuclear weapons. that coupled by the way some of you were the made for television movie the day after born-again president reagan watched this tv show about a town in the midwest gets nuked in kansa
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